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Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Roseb441702 started this conversation

for all of those who are looking for financial assistance to help with an emergency financial need......you should know that there are organizations out there that can help you.....

Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Are you facing a financial emergency?

There is one organization that has helped more than 80 individuals/families in need of financial assistance. In 2009 one of the organization's funding programs - which provide emergency funding assistance has given out nearly 300 percent more in assistance than it did in all of 2008.

The purpose of this grant program is to help individuals and families who have chronic financial challenges.

People who qualify for assistance from this fund include those who have lost their jobs, have been out of work for months and months and have exhausted all their savings and resources. According to a spokesperson, "If they fit the criteria, they are able to access this fund for months at a time.”

This grant program was created as a way to help people who don’t qualify for one of the organization's other grant programs.

This funding program has been around for the last 20 years!

The grant program only makes one-time, emergency disbursements. Last year, 32 individuals or families received financial assistance through this funding program. So far over 75 individuals and/or families have received $75,000 in 2009!

This funding program is good for people who tend to struggle with something every year.

Since some of these funding programs are both relatively new, not many people know about them!

What's more the organization itself receives grant money itself to help fund their own grant programs!

One of the organizations funding programs is intended to help with large, one-time emergencies. It was established in a few years ago through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Grants have helped a couple with funeral expenses. Another time it helped a man repair his home after a fire. He had let his home owner’s insurance lapse.

The first step in obtaining assistance is leaving a message on the organization's helpline. The message will usually be returned by a caseworker within 24 hours. A spokesperson for the funding program said the initial phone call between the organization and the applicant takes between five and 10 minutes. Once the exact problem has been determined, the applicant is matched with a social worker, who meets with the client to make a fuller assessment of the situation. Thereafter, the social worker presents the case to the case-management team to decide whether the applicant qualifies for funds. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis. There are clear guidelines, but no set formula to receive assistance.

“If somebody needs financial assistance then we make sure they are taking advantage of other government programs. We have a whole checklist of programs to make sure that they are taking advantage of all the things they can” says the program's spokesperson. Applicants who need emergency funds may also qualify for other programs that the organization has to offer.

It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible because the number of people seeking assistance has increased so much over the past year and because of that it can now take several weeks to actually receive assistance.

In 2008, 40 people, on average, called the organization for assistance each month. Last year more than 200 people called for help. While not all of these phone calls are for emergency needs, this shows that there has been a marked increase in the need for all of our services, includingemergency financial assistanceemergency assistance.

According to the program's spokesperson, “If somebody comes to us and says ‘I’m being evicted tomorrow it’s very hard to help. If someone comes in and says ‘I’m being evicted in three weeks,’ we can help”.

 

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littlelacie   in reply to anxiousforhelp
Roseb has not come on this site since 2011, so she has not seen your requests. We do not know any resources that will help pay for travel expenses and accomodations,sorry.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Dsmone
Hi someone ask u do u have home own insurance? If u don't there no resources that will help with home repairs.
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anxiousforhelp
I have left several messages and have heard nothing back. I am still short of funds to see my mother AND TIME IS OF THE UP MOST. Friends have reached out but I STILL am short. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can you help me out.
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littlelacie   in reply to Dsmone
Do you have a homeowners insurance policy?
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Dsmone   in reply to littlelacie
I am disabled and am buying a very nice mobile home which my daughter and myself have either put out money or shes done the work to bring it to its beauty today. My problem is the hot water heater busted and some of my flooring is needing replaced. The bathroom in the master bedroom and in the kitchen at the wash room area and in the entertainment room. The other rooms are fine as I know. Also, the underpinning around my house in areas needs replacing and place under my house needs to be fixed where no animals can get in. I get SSI and disability but that's not enough to fix these problems.
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sonshinesas   in reply to faithope
50K won't happen here. No resources for outside the US sorry.
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littlelacie   in reply to faithope
We do not know any resources that will help with medical bills, sorry. Roseb has not been on this site since 2011.
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faithope
a pleasant for all of us. i'm from philippines. a woman in 40 with a gallbladder problem that needs immediate operation. however, my financial status could not allow me to have this at the moment. i don't work because of my condition luckily that i have only one kid to raise. my husband is a driver. i am waiting for the public hospital to call me for the schedule but it's been 1month and half and i called them to know my status and they said they will call me as soon as the machine is functioning (malfunctioned). i called another hospital a public hospital to know if i can avail their free medication, and immediate operation. they said ok but i need to pay 50k. i am hoping that anyone would be able to help me.thanks and God bless
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woman in a shoe   in reply to cg62
Hi the person u posted to not been on here sent 2012. Places do help one time a year if they got the funds call 211 give them the information they ask for than tell them what kind of help u need they will give u places to call and see if they can help u.
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cg62
I have never done this before. But I am in need of some help with my rent. When I got this house. I was working forty hours a week. Then I got sick. Now I am working about 12 hours a week and am going to lose my home if I can not get some help.
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littlelacie   in reply to Steday
Roseb has not been on this site since 2011, so you probably will not get a prompt response, if any. We have no way to contact her,sorry. You do not actually say what help you need. We do not know any resources that will pay you a salary or your rent,or your child school fees. They are unable to donate a church building for you to use. Thats all you mentioned, contact us back if there are other needs, we will see if we are able to locate any help.
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Steday
Going through your write up l believe l can get the help needed under God through your organization.
I was led to start a church about 4years ago. I was not on salary.l have to pay rent. I have to pay my child school fees. No accommodation to serve as a place of worship for few members that are in attendance. Some of these members are equally struggling.My rent expire by April ending.
Thanks 4 your prompt response.
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rehainah
I am a papua new guinean. Am eligible for this aid? I am in desperate need. Thank you
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Phenomenal   in reply to Budd1313
If u believe in God. U and ur finace please pray and pray all the time. Prayer is powerful .. Look on churches and agencies that can help u. Ask ppl I am so someone can answer u questions. Nothing is never easy. But when u are alive anything is possible u just have to believe that...Tell yourself u got this .. There is a way.. Go out there and u two ask for help. There is nothing wrong with asking. We all need help sometime.. If it makes it better I am a single mother of 6 and I refuse to give up after all I been through I am still alive and I have all my children with me. Nothing is more Greater than being alive and having them in my life. God will bless u.. And u right borrowing is done.. Is ur finance waiting on ssi if not he can go to agencies to help with a job if so y'all pray together and look for help.. God loves y'all and God bless. I hope I helped out alittle
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littlelacie   in reply to Budd1313
hi, Roseb441702 has not been on this site since 2011, so most likely you will not hear from her.We have no way to contact her.this is an information site only, we do not have cash to give to people,sorry.
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Budd1313
Hello to whom it may concern I think I found this site right on time cuz I'm almost at the end of time trying to take care of my living situation im staying in a place with a roof over my my health is on a constant decline been going for quite some time with not working receiving very little money and now I'm awaiting SSI and I've borrowed all I can and I can't borrow any more and I'm just stuck right there between a rock and a hard place and I'm trying not to get put out on the streets unfortunately as for me and my fiance we've been handling the struggle and we rose above on some occasions but then we do to the fortunate incidences we kind of fell off but we're trying to hang on and hang in there so please yes I am desperately in need of assistance thank you
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Elizabeth I.g.b
Nice programme God bless the saver of livei
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Monic'
Hi i don't think the person u posted to been on here for years. But all we can do is give u information where u mite get help. Go on line type in low income housing u can sign up in more than one courty. Are look on craiglist under house are apt for rent see if there any place that can help u. Other than this i don't know of any place. Hope this can help u.
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Monic'
My name is Mr Donald&Donna Allen and we are struggling to find an apartment in the Gwinnett are near my wife's job, and been not successful in finding a place due to our credit score, we stay with family but they said we have to go, I am an handicape person and my wife help's me out, I just got assistance with SSI, but with all that we still can't find a place to stay. Can you help us in any way possible. If we don't give you our phone number or email address how will you contact us. Sincerely Mr Donald Allen.
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littlelacie   in reply to GIDZA
hi,there is no cash on this site.we do not know resources outside the US, sorry.
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